Senate Armed Services Committee Backs Eric Fanning As US Army Secretary, Vote Goes To Full Senate

Over the anguished screams of the Family Research Council and the American Family Association, today the Senate Armed Services Committee advanced President Obama’s appointment of Eric Fanning as US Army Secretary. If confirmed by the full Senate, Fanning will become the first openly gay head of a branch of the US military. Early this year Fanning stepped down as Acting US Army Secretary as the Senate continued to drag its feet on confirming his nomination. He served as USAF Undersecretary from 2013 – 2015.ffa